The past two weeks sped by me in a blur of activity. It was all events and fun and concerts and house guests and running around doing stuff! And now I’m finally coming down off the cloud, settling back into life’s little routines, and able to decompress enough to share my complete, ginormous recap on the awesomeness that was my very first BlogHer conference.

It was amazing. That’s my three word summary. Blog Her 13 ROCKED. I’ve been to quite a few conferences, and this would rank in my top three ever. Here’s why, in photos!

8 Amazing Moments From My BlogHer 13 Weekend

1 – walking and co-hosting the runway at the 2nd annual BlogHer Fashion Show with my bestie Luvvie!

It’s not every day that you’re chosen to host the penultimate event at the biggest conference for women who blog. It’s not every day that you are the final look in a uniquely awesome fashion experience meant to celebrate the diverse and magical beauty of women. This happened. And I got to share it all with my bestie, my ace, my road dog for life, Luvvie. Here we are looking like yin and yang.


Image credit: BlogHer ’13 fashion show sponsored by ULTA.

Darlene Gillard of the Gillard Jones Agency styled our looks, and the team was so on point and professional!

Photo courtesy of Jasmine Banks

Photo courtesy of Jasmine Banks

I wore AMAZING dresses by Monif C – I rocked the June Grecian draped dress in white, and this sold-out black and white showstopper was the show’s final look.


Image credit: BlogHer ’13 fashion show sponsored by ULTA.

Our makeup was by ULTA and jewelry and accessories came via Giftbar. Additional items came via Cinnamon Boutique, Lori’s Shoes, and Joanna Laura and I wore shockingly comfortable shapewear by Cacique (I was sleeping on their Shape by Cacique brand, it is amazing)!

I mean. I was FEELING myself in this dress! Thanks to Our Ordinary Life for the photo!

The theme of the fashion show was Half Woman, Half Amazing. And each of us brought fresh perspective and beautiful diversity to the runway.


I strutted my stuff alongside some of the best bloggers around! Here I am with Luvvie, Ashley Nicole Catherine, Cristi Comes of Motherhood Unadorned, Elaine Griffin, Grace Hwang Lynch AKA Hapa Mama, Kailynn  of Ginger Sass, Isra Hashmi – the beauty behind The Frugalette, Jillee of One Good Thing, total sweetheart Kareisha Questel, Katherine Stone of Postpartum Progress, my boo Lianne Farbes AKA The Makeup Girl, Lizz Porter of Am I a Funny Girl, Meseidy River of The Noshery, the hilarious Natasha Nicholes at Houseful of Nicholes, and Vikki Reich of Up Popped a Fox. We came to slay and we did the damn thang!

2 – cohosting the official BlogHer fashion show afterparty.

So, little known fact – I can be shy. I definitely steer more towards being an introvert, and going to parties used to freak me out when I was a teenager. So now that I find myself being hired to be a party host, it’s all kind of full circle and sweetly ironic. I cohost a party by going around to everybody there to introduce myself and chat and make sure everyone’s having fun. I made so many new friends during the party, and over and over again I got love for my fashion show appearance and for my panel. AND some of my besties who weren’t at the conference came out to show love! Here’s Luvvie, Renisha of Renewed Fitness and Aramide AKA The Sassy Peach. My Chicago team!

SO. AWESOME. I had a blast at the fashion show afterparty. Thanks to ULTA for being such amazing sponsors!

3 – Seeing SO many of my favorite bloggers and closest online friends.

The nature of blogging is solitary. We may communicate online and know each other via social media, but meeting in person and bonding with each other happens rarely. This is even more true for my blogger friends who live in other cities, or who have kids or obligations that make it tough for them to travel often. BlogHer brought out SO many friends who I haven’t seen in FOREVER.

To wit: here are Luvvie and I with Kelly Wickham AKA MochaMomma, one of my favorite people! And Nicole Blades, AKA Ms. Mary Mack. Kelly and Nicole are amazing women who live in other states, and we see each other in person far too infrequently. It was so good to sit and spend time with them!

And here I am with Tori of Glasses N Glitter, Cece of The Big Girl Blog, Erika of Black Girl’s Guide to Weight Loss, and Luvvie.

We went to an event by Wallis and Vionic Shoes. Fun!

And here we are with Baby Shopaholic, The Style and Beauty Doctor, Gabifresh, and Love Brown Sugar.

So many friends from all over the place! So awesome to see everyone!

4 – Catching up with one of my favorite people, Adria Richards.

Speaking of old friends, I had to give a special shout-out to my amazing, strong, inspiring friend Adria Richards. She’s been through the fire and she came to BlogHer to share her story and what she’s learned. It was SO great to see Adria back in her element. She let me try on her Google Glass (three word review = weird, cool, futuristic).

Adria’s awesome. It was so great seeing her again!

5 – Meeting Majora Carter.

Majora Carter is a woman I’ve been looking up to for her incredible accomplishments for a long time now. When I prepared to give my TEDx talk, I watched hers. Hers is one of the best.


Besides being a huge inspiration, Majora is also friends with some of my very close friends – like Digital Undivided creator Kathryn Finney. I’d heard about how down to earth and fun she was before, but meeting her was an absolute joy. She came to the fashion show afterparty, and we learned to do The Wobble together, almost. Majora is super awesome people and I hope to see her again at Focus 100 in NYC this October!

6 – Rocking the first ever Style Mini-Con!

When BlogHer mentioned the idea of a Style Mini-Con to me, I was excited but apprehensive. There are many stylish women within the BlogHer network, of course – but the predominant number of beauty and fashion bloggers I know aren’t necessarily guaranteed to be there. Also, with the number of other amazing panels and talks happening at the same time as our mini-con, I was concerned about attendance. Well, I had NOTHING to worry about. We rocked it!


That’s Marcus Troy, Gabifresh, Ma Nouvelle Mode and yours truly. Our panel on The Business of Blogging went really well, and I got such great response via Twitter. So so happy for how it all worked out!

7 – Prizes and awesome swag.


BlogHer’s expo hall was an experience in itself. I expected to walk in and make some new connections, get my official BlogHer bag, and leave. I didn’t expect to walk in and win PRIZES. That never happens to me! I wound up winning a Keurig from the Folgers booth, and a Samsung Galaxy 4 at the Samsung booth, which was totally the booth to beat. Everyone was lined up at the Samsung booth to make these amazing customized Samsung cases that were exclusive to BlogHer.

SO cool, right?? I made Galaxy 3 case. And that same day I won the Galaxy 4. So funny! I’m loving the new phone (sans customized case) and I’ll be blogging about it soon. Cause it rocks.

8 – Learning SO much from my fellow bloggers.

I spent most of my time at BlogHer 13 mingling, hanging out, and kicking it. But in the midst of all of that, I learned a lot from being around so many inspiring women. I may use the word inspiring quite a few times here, because that’s truly the best word for what the experience was as a whole. It’s inspiring to be around so many who know your pain and GET IT. It’s inspiring to share ideas with others and get immediate feedback because they too have been there and know how it feels. It’s so inspiring to see the leaps and bounds women bloggers have made, and are continuing to make. BlogHer 13 made me recognize that I am part of a big, beautiful, amazing, incredible MOVEMENT. And it isn’t a movement that has peaked or plateaued. It’s something that’s growing and changing and evolving. And inspiring.

So proud and happy to have been a part.

Thank you Elisa, Lisa, Lori, Stacy, and everyone at BlogHer who brought me on board for this year. I had a blast!


Kristie C. says:
August 9, 2013, 8:44 am
Looks like you had so much fun! Good for you girl! You look absolutely divine in that black & white ensemble. The good thing about your weekend is that you were able to mingle with your fellow bloggers, learn from them and had a wonderful time.
pets says:
August 9, 2013, 8:35 pm
From the pictures and the text you and your fellow hard working bloggers worked hard but also had fun. Congrats to all who made BlogHer 13 such a success and woo hoo that you won prizes!
Miss Keta M. says:
August 11, 2013, 9:40 am
Congrats Patrice, I know you had a fun time... You and Luvvie looking amazing! Let's not forget the phone cover, nice...
sandy says:
August 12, 2013, 3:21 pm
Thanks so much for sharing the pictures. You all looked lovely. Shout out to Adria...looking good.... This made my day.
Trina - Baby Shopaholic says:
August 13, 2013, 3:09 pm
So great hanging with you at Blogher! I loved the Style Mini Con! I hope they continue to grow that portion. See you at Blogalicious! says:
September 9, 2013, 7:41 am
Many of the chicken delicacies are also possible to be made by mixing some spices with other daily use items such as coconut, loaf, onion, garlic, mushroom, etc. Grill a few minutes on each side, until very golden. You can place a lettuce leaf on a plate and put a scoop of chicken salad in the middle and serve with reduced calorie crackers. says:
October 6, 2013, 4:53 pm
Buying facebook like in financial term can be called as an investment because you promote your business through facebook by paying for it to your service provider. Buy Facebook likes seems to be the new trend in the modern era of online marketing. You can even construct up your Facebook and fan-page and market other men and women's corporations. Along with this, you can also buy recreational kayak paddles, touring paddles, SUP paddles, and white water paddles. In this regard, Facebook plays a significant role as a leading social networking site helping people to have their own online presence or appearance.
leaky bowel says:
January 10, 2014, 8:35 am
Get Your Free Diseases and Conditions Articles Delivered Here. These components basically add to the number of toxins that can possible contaminate the bloodstream. reconstruction, detoxifies the skin, and helps heal dry, scaling, irritated skin.
Bridgette says:
January 31, 2014, 2:06 am
The AEDs are easy to use and are highly accurate in determining if a shock is needed. This is an excellent idea but it also highlights the lack of people sitting their CPR certification. 100 calories of sugar is less than what is contained in the average can of soda.
Danae says:
February 18, 2014, 8:39 am
s fastest growing baby care market with its vast consumer base and fundamental cultural shifts. Finger-dry, or use a wide-toothed comb instead of a brush to gently remove the knots. However what if the shoe was red on the inside, rather than the bottom. says:
February 19, 2014, 2:05 am
You have to impress homebuyers and give them a glimpse of how their lives could be if they live in your house. It's not a well-known fact but there are several choices of listing agreements available, not just the standard form your broker usually provides when you list your house. The buyer must then determine whether he is able to negotiate this price upward at all.
Caitlyn says:
February 19, 2014, 2:30 am
Help your students learn how to write a strong, memorable essay. Buying custom essays from United States Writing Companies has a lot of advantages: It can give you a piece of writing that's beyond compare, it allows you to save more time and beat the deadline, have interesting details and limitless custom essay topics, as well as have the opportunity to build up ideas to improve your paper. While I know what it means to do that, I wasn't quite sure if I needed to do that yet, so it seemed a bit of an odd spot for it.
car mats says:
February 19, 2014, 3:02 am
In addition, the foam filling for some seats is soy-based, making it a renewable source. Some vehicles come with floor mats already installed. Among these hazards, friction is the biggest culprit that destroys your original upholstery completely.
Facebook privacy issues 2014 says:
February 20, 2014, 2:44 am
Meanwhile new sorts of communications just like instant messaging, and PHR (personal wellness records online) interoperability have began the following wave of evolution in world wide web communications. Facebook profiles, for example, can be a boon for government intelligence collectors, who can use updates and photos to pinpoint movement locations and activities and identify connections among various individuals, some of whom may be suspect for various activities. Almost every company is threatened by the fear of data leakage when an employee leaves a company and moves on to another employer.
how to buy Soundcloud followers says:
February 21, 2014, 2:37 am
Setting up an account is a fast and basic method with distinct guidelines to consider you as a result of each step. If you want to host additional than a person web site less than a solitary account, you are supplied with unlimited My - SQL databases, consequently your task is manufactured effortless. I just didn't like that as it seemed far more confined.
Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 tutorial says:
February 24, 2014, 2:28 am
The more work you do and less they have to do the better. Power - Point multimedia is using a computer to text, images, graphics, animation, audio, video and so on many kinds of information of the integrated treatment of the computer application technology, using PPT Power - Point multimedia work to the education, the more it is beneficial to the development of new modern education. Now I will show you how to apply transitions to your slides in Power - Point.
Dianne says:
February 25, 2014, 2:53 am
The Way that can be followed is not the eternal Way The Way that can be followed is not the eternal Way. Also later on, Cackletta had completely control Bowser and finally unleash his seven koopaling who he had began training to be little bad koopas who want a piece of the Mario Bros. pimento  pimping  pimpled  pimples  pinangs  pinatas  pinball  pinbone.
Dian says:
February 25, 2014, 3:01 am
eyrie    eyrir    fable    faced    facer    faces    facet    facia. amnesias amnesics amnestic amnionic amniotes amniotic amoebean amoeboid. demerara demerged demerger demerges demerits demersal demesnes demetons.
Myrtle says:
March 5, 2014, 2:14 am
My Penis Enlargement Herbs have helped men change their relationships and reach otherwise unattainable goals. There are common factors which are often present in most cases, such as raised estrogen levels, but other factors can be very subtle and it is often thought that fibroids are causes by the interaction of these smaller factors, coupled with the estrogen, which cause fibroid growth. About 10 cups of water every day should be enough to keep your body hydrated. says:
March 26, 2014, 5:07 pm
Sims which can be engaged is now able to throw a one-time bachelor or bachelorette party for the Sims which can be going to say “I Do. Any successful business depends upon filling a specific need or niche. Cakes, biscuits and muffins, cookies, yeast dough and quick breads all have their own altitude adjustments.
High Sex Drive Or Sex Addiction says:
April 9, 2014, 6:54 am
With the majority of our jobs currently which require using computers and you can now take advantage of the internet, may i become really addicted. A bill proposing the device referred to as 'Cooling Off' was created to regulate how long, in the 24-hour period, a small grows to play game titles. When you judge yourself for any failure, you create an emptiness inside that then desires to get filled.
Sac Longchamp Bandouliere Pas Cher says:
July 19, 2014, 9:37 pm
Sac Longchamp Bandouliere Pas Cher Porte Cartes Longchamp mqGvk Non devi essere un credente ad acquistare GPII speciale immagine permesso non invecchia Giovanni Paolo II e di fornire un accesso illimitato per tre giorni di trasporto pubblico di Roma e Roma Cristiana treni a due piani e in esecuzione a Ostia. P 18 (circa $ 25) eh C'è un buon affare (gratuito per i bambini sotto i 10 anni) le persone che ho acquistato tramite il sito rumeno Opera Pellegrinaggi e poi ottenuto un AV free diverse sedi a Roma. Sac Longchamp Kate Moss Sac Longchamp Rose yrxgj Cosa fare? Tina claustrofobico nel piccolo spazio, che è dominato da una grande TV e un letto di ospedale che essiccato donna italiana collegato ad una bombola di ossigeno, una sigaretta accesa tra le dita è Mike Telefono Ordini madre responsabile per la presa. Vuoi un drink? Tina fastidio a loro, etichetta crackhouse incerto, educatamente rifiuta. Sac Longchamp Pas Cher Neuf Sac Voyage Longchamp BQhZP Se i vostri piedi sono più grandi di quello che è in realtà quello che è considerato la media per tutto ciò che, quando hai detto probabilmente difficile trovare scarpe di corrispondenza. Sono un uomo e ho compilato una lunga lista di rivenditori online per incontrare donne che hanno bisogno di scarpe. Longchamp Sac Bandouliere Longchamp Sac Pas Cher jZqjg Non solo questo è una scusa per comprare le scarpe. Richiede che abbiamo una buona mossa commerciale, ma se si possiede un paio di questi, prima dei 30 anni e lavoro come dovrebbe essere, non certo la veste della vita non è vita. Longchamp.Fr Longchamp Bandouliere xivBF Young. I giovani delle scuole superiori hanno un cuore dolce Bake Sale Domenica 14 febbraio, per raccogliere fondi per il loro viaggio di missione a Tennessee questa estate. Besace Pliage Longchamp Sac Longchamp Discount wjmMz La gente è preoccupata per l'Europa, e ha perso quasi tutta la fiducia nella politica degli Stati Uniti per alleviare i mercati globali con un senso di buon senso e responsabilità. Mentre io sono un giovane investitore, ed è molto facile farsi prendere in tutto questo rumore e la paura, ho cercato di guardare ai mercati da diverse prospettive: a lungo termine, a breve termine, tecnico, fondamentali.. Gatsby Longchamp Acheter Un Sac Longchamp RHKqk Turner, questa è una storia Loftstyle della sua famiglia Loney dice il primo appuntamento. Farfalle svolazzanti, scarpe caduta, come il campanello. Sac Homme Longchamp Nouveau Sac Longchamp goJwn A pochi chilometri al di sotto del partito casa abbiamo dovuto coltivare su una ruota dampbt rigorosa e rilasciare sia la bandiera adorna di scabbia. Bella ranch bianco era vuota a pochi canne indietro dal fiume, in una apertura erboso oversdd con alberi torreggianti al Royal Palms.
parchetar targoviste says:
September 18, 2015, 5:46 am
. Alb contra suprafa?? solid? topuri ?i un backsplash de gresie portelanata p?trate mici oferi contrast ?i completeaz? un banquette alb faux din piele, c? Del Piero creat pentru col? de mic dejun. "Am pot cu u?urin?? scaun 12 persoane doar in bucataria noastra, asa ca este foarte bun pentru divertisment," explic? Chuck. "Suntem incantati de ea."


Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *